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Let's get ready for wildfire season!

Preparing your home and property for wildfire season doesn't have to include large-scale or expensive landscape projects. One of the best defenses is creating an immediate safe zone around your home and other buildings. This defensible space can make a big difference, and focussing on the immediate five-foot zone around buildings is an easy way to get started.

Learn how you can make a quick start, and how efforts big and small can put you on a path toward protecting your family, home, and belongings against wildfire.

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Report your time spent on fuels mitigation

The time you spend reducing fuels on your property can help secure resources for wildfire prevention and risk mitigation for Dammeron Valley. 

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Property review and plan

Schedule an on-site property assessment and get specific recommendations on how you can prepare for wildfire season. A member of DVFR will meet with you and provide a customized plan to create a 5-foot zone to protect your home.


Protect from embers

Embers are the main threat to your home during a wildfire. Clear needles, leaves, and other debris from your rain gutters and around your home to reduce your risk. Small steps now can make a big difference when disaster strikes!

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Maintain landscaping

Dry lawns and shrubs can easily ignite with just a few embers from a wildfire. Keep your lawn mowed and hydrated and trim shrubs and bushes to create breaks in the landscaping. 

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Plan for horses

Preparing horses for evacuation during a wildfire requires an extra level of planning. Build an evacuation kit for each horse and practice your evacuation plan to ensure you're ready when the time comes.

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Plan for pets

You play an important role in helping your pets stay safe in a wildfire. Make sure they’re included in your family’s evacuation plan; and build each pet their own pet evacuation kit. 

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